January 12, 2016 - La Ferme du Buisson - Performance Day: Alfred Jarry Archipelago
January 12, 2016

La Ferme du Buisson

Benjamin Seror, The Marsyas Hour, 2015. Museum Leuven. © Robin Zenner.

Performance Day
Alfred Jarry Archipelago
A new performance festival
February 13, 2016

La Ferme du Buisson
Allée de la Ferme
77186 Noisiel

T +33 1 64 62 77 77


Artists: Les Chiens de Navarre, Hugues Decointet, Kasia Fudakowski, Dominique Gilliot, Petrit Halilaj, Jean-Christophe Meurisse, Luigi Presicce, Benjamin Seror, Katarina Šević & Tehnica Schweiz, Cally Spooner, Sarah Vanhee

Curators: Leonardo Bigazzi, Keren Detton, Julie Pellegrin and Eva Wittocx

More and more frequently contemporary artists are blending the codes of the visual arts with those of the stage, in an exploration of an interspace of potential art forms. As a fundamentally multidisciplinary venture, La Ferme du Buisson has to welcome and assist practices that include performance as an active force in the transgression of conventional limitations.

Performance Day is a new, annual event organised by the art centre of la Ferme du Buisson, with international artists and curators being invited to make use of our theatre space. The aim is to work with other art bodies and festivals, with an emphasis on sharing insights and (co)producing hybrid works of art.

For this first edition it seemed natural to invoke Alfred Jarry, that iconic scuttler of categories, as its tutelary figure. Tying in with La Valse des pantins exhibition and the international Alfred Jarry Archipelago project, Performance Day is a celebration of physical and linguistic contortions, absurdist humour and theatricality, and blatant amateurism; these being the tools the participating artists bring to a meticulous deconstruction of accepted standards, via approaches including marathon performances, open-air strolls and sound installations, screenings, improvised musical happenings, readings from Jarry and barroom-style discussions about "the uselessness of the theatre to the theatre"...

In collaboration with Playground Festival Leuven, with the support of with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union and the Flemish Community.

More info

Alfred Jarry Archipelago
Comprising a number of different segments, Alfred Jarry Archipelago is initiated by Le Quartier, Centre for Contemporary Art in Quimper (France), La Ferme du Buisson Centre for Contemporary Art in Noisiel (France), and the Museo Marino Marini in Florence (Italy). The venture is part of Piano, the Franco-Italian art exchange platform, in collaboration with M – Museum and Playground in Leuven (Belgium).


Shuttle bus: 1pm, from and to Paris-Bastille / Booking: T +33 1 64 62 77 77 

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